The new salon opens in Unit 40C on Saturday 6th February. Please join the owners, Fran and Nicola and look around the brand new salon, whilst joining our amazing team with a glass off prosecco to celebrate! 

The little hair shop started in 2014 and is already having to expand, the demand has been overwhelming. The salon will include a new nail technician, Amanda. Amanda will be offering 10% off any new customer in February!  So don't miss out!

Feel free to give them a call on 0113 256 2204 for any other additional  information.

15 January, 2016

When the company was established

Tarte and Berry specialises in award-winning artisan bakery treats and is the brainchild of sisters Jane and Lucy Batham. They set up the company in September 2014, starting off in York and baking at home. After just over a year of trading the sisters opened their bakery unit at Springfield Commercial Centre this month, allowing them to focus on their growing Leeds customer base.

Tarte and Berry treats are available both online at and also at food festivals and pop-ups across the UK. Their treats are also available to the trade as they supply a growing number of restaurants, cafes and delis across Yorkshire and nationwide, including Friends of Ham in both Leeds and Ilkley and Fodder in Harrogate. Their bakes have won both a BBC Good Food Show Award and a business award from Dragons’ Den Theo Paphitis!

Brief details of the owners

Jane, the elder sister, is a trained Cordon Bleu pastry chef, having trained at the Gordon Ramsay Tante Marie Culinary Academy in 2011. Lucy’s background is in PR and marketing and together they have combined their skills to create the Tarte and Berry brand.

We were both working in well paid marketing roles before we started Tarte and Berry but we don't have any regrets at all about leaving! Building a cake brand was always something that we had talked about ever since Jane trained as a chef and we love that we have been able to combine our skills and experiences!

What goods are produced

Tarte and Berry specialise in artisan traybake style bakes such as brownies, cake bars, bakewell and flapjacks. Their Salted Caramel Brownies are award-winning! Other products in their range include Berry Crumbles, Cookie Dough Brownies, Chocolate Orange Truffle Brownies and gluten-free items. They also create limited editions to fit with the seasons, such as their Caramelised Apple and Cinnamon Crumbles for Autumn and their Christmas Pudding Brownie for the festive season! The sisters insist only on using quality ingredients in their baking, such as local free range eggs and only pure British butter and sugar.

Future plans etc.

Tarte and Berry are intending to focus on growing their trade business both within Leeds and nationally. Their new bakery unit at Springfield in Farsley will allow them to significantly increase production and volume. The sisters will also continue to focus on food festivals and pop-ups in 2016 and will look to trade at national food shows, as well as those local to Yorkshire, to continue to build their brand. The next step for the girls is to hire staff to help supply the growing demand for their award-winning brownies!

19 November, 2015

The following is a guest blog from The Barista:


The Barista is an innovative mobile coffee bar and event barista service provider, who has just switched to one of our larger properties to accommodate their unprecedented growth.

Sam from The Barista tells us more:

We set up shop at Hilltop Commercial Centre back in January 2013 and business has been booming ever since. In fact, we outgrew the unit we had before that too, so another move was always highly likely.

This time though, with the help of Gaunts Property and their brilliant portfolio of commercial premises, we’ve chosen a much bigger site which will accommodate our strategic growth plans for a fair while at least.

So, whilst our new home feels a little roomy at the moment, having space to breath is never a bad thing (especially when the aroma of freshly brewed coffee fills the air!).

Our new site at Springfield Commercial Centre will not only allow us to increase our service capacity and our team, but it will also allow us to invest in, and house, more equipment – all essential stuff for a business which is operating Europe wide.

Perhaps most importantly though, is that we now have enough space to roast and blend our own coffees, with the care and passion we think coffee deserves. No more cramped conditions means we can really enjoy this process – a process we all really love.

More space means better procedures, water-tight best practice, a happier staff environment and above all greater customer satisfaction. I’d say this was more than enough to outweigh the stress of moving day, wouldn’t you?

Having been a tenant of Gaunts for some time now, we are confident that our new home is going to be a happy one, as we continue to deliver delicious speciality coffee (and other hot beverages!) to trade shows and events in the UK and beyond.

To find out more about The Barista, visit

30 July, 2015

The Rainbow Factory in Farsley is an innovative storytelling-themed activity centre which aims to inspire a love of reading and encourages youngsters to use their imagination.

We are open every day except Tuesdays during term time and will be open seven days a week during the summer holidays.

The Rainbow Factory experience includes a magical tour of our unique handmade models, which bring scenes from classic stories to life. Children can then make their own Plasticine models with help from our master model-maker, get crafty in the creative kitchen, dress up and take to the stage to act out scenes from their favourite books, as well as listening to tales beneath the storytelling tree. 

We also have a fun-packed schedule of activities such as Theatre Club, Arts and Crafts Group and Bookworms - for toddlers. See this link for all the details of timings, age range and costs:  

For more information and a flavour of what we are all about, check us out online:




13 July, 2015

Sand, deck chairs, candy floss, seagulls and fish & chips…oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Do you?

Join us on the Farsley Promenade on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May (1 – 5pm), where Farsley Town Street will be transformed into the beautiful Yorkshire Coast to celebrate the sea side past and present; where we also hope to be setting a new World Record!

Each year the festival has grown and grown making it one of the liveliest and well attended events in the region.

Farsley Festival will kick off with our record breaking attempt of gathering the highest number of people in one place wearing knotted hankies on their heads – so bring your hanky down and help get Farsley in the Guinness World Book of Records!

There will be the usual variety of high quality entertainment, live music, arts, street performances, crafts and activities. In addition to this there will be the Farmers Market, a Makers Market and wide range of street food.

This year will see seven stages of music some of which will see the return of soulful blues performer Tom Attah ,classical comedy act Sid Bowfin and the UK’s finest beatbox trio Bloxed Beatz, whose fans include Jamie Cullum and Example.

For the first time St John’s Church will be used as a performance space and the successful ‘Trouble at Mill’ will hosting a stage at Sunny Bank Mills, so if you don’t usually manage to get tickets to the oversubscribed event, now is your chance.

Children are at the heart of Farsley Festival ,we will be again setting up our highly popular children's zone including a classic Punch and Judy show, sand sculptures ,inflatables and other activities to keep the little ones occupied.

The shops on Town Street will be decorating their windows, schools and local organisations will be getting involved and visitors are invited to bring a photo of them on their holidays to add to the wall of sea-side memories.

There is something for everyone, we hope you can join us!

Visit the website to keep up to date with the event or follow us on Facebook. There will be plenty of exciting updates as the date draws closer. If you are interested in any opportunities at the festival – volunteering, advertising, having a stall - email us at [email protected] Also, keep an eye out for Farsley sea-side inspired items in the run up to the event.

06 May, 2015